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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08




Disc One - Acoustic Set -
01)Tuning
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John's Band

Disc Two - NRPS -
01)Tuning
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10)Truck Drivin' Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women

Disc Three - Electric Dead -
01)Tuning
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05) >My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
08)>Searchin'
09)>It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones

Disc Four - Electric Dead -
01) Truckin'
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin' In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
08)>Drums
09)>Good Lovin'
10)>Drums
11)>Good Lovin'


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY

Source See info file
Lineage See info file
Taped by Ken and Judy Lee
Transferred by PCRP


Notes

This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a
commemoration of Mark Cohens' 2nd anniversary in heaven.
Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it
is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge
debt of gratitude. If not for Marks love of music, and love of this
band in particular, we would never had known about the Lees' Port
Chester archive. Outside of a few other brave souls known to have taped
shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judys' work from the Capitol
Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for
Marks insistance that these shows be "liberated", much of what has
previously circulated would never had been heard, and this show was one
of his favorites.
This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that
really makes you wonder, and gives you pause. A show of firsts and
lasts, and when it was all said and done, had laid to rest some old
lexicons, and created a whole new set of criteria by which the band
would be judged. Truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The
Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves, in terms of
performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the
seventies. (Much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80
redifined them for the Eighties)
This is the last official acoustic set of the 70's. Besides an improptu
set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the
light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at
the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY's
Radio City Music Hall. The final "Operator", and "Wake Up Little
Suzie", Mystery Train> My Babe (only time played), New Orleans>
Searchin', Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this
performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first
time played), and a long stretch before you hear "Baby Blue" again.
This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to
circulate only as a fragment.

Technical Notes: The original audience master cassettes (4 Ampex
C361-90) were recorded on a Sony TC124 with unknown dynamic mics,
spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The
cassette tape was baked and re-shelled, then transfered via Tascam 122
MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam DA30-II (DAT) > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR)
by John Jay Hance. Editing By Peter G. via Soundforge. No noise
reduction was applied. Audio extraction and further editing via Peak
4.0, compressed to .shn with xACT 1.3, and seeded by BoldCaptain via
Azureus 2.1.
Tape flutter in Baby Blue, and in Truckin'. Tape flip in Dancin' In The
Streets was was seemlessly pieced together.
Yet another reMARKable recording by Ken & Judy Lee.
Enjoy!
.

A Special Thank You goes out to:
Peter G, Bold Captain, Lisa Biasi, Anne Cohen, Joe Jupille,
Torbjorn Olofsson, Jim Parzych,Rich Brunjes(yubah).

Reviews

Reviewer: MartinBrody - - December 4, 2014
Subject: Port Chester - 1970
Ken Lee, thank you so much for these recordings. It's simply some of the best music any band/artist has ever performed in any genre, ever, in my humble opinion. And it is indeed humble because whenever I listen to any of these Port Chester shows I just want to kneel down and bow. This is magical stuff. All of em - Spring 70, Summer 70 and Fall 70 at Port Chester; these are national treasures. Swingin', swaggerin, rippin' brilliant genius. Lord have mercy. Peace.
Reviewer: cake1979 - - March 25, 2014
Subject: So many rarities!!
What a terrific setlist. Mystery Train, My Babe, an awesome New Orleans/Searchin', the last Wake Up Little Suzie and Operator and first Around and Around make this must-listen show. I can't get this one out of my head!
Reviewer: Werewolf1 - - January 22, 2014
Subject: Shooting stars
Wonderful, even - as you beloved Americans say - Awesome! There is so much to say that words fail me....Enjoy!
Reviewer: chris phillips - - September 19, 2013
Subject: collective trip
This is a desert island Dark Star.
The walk up to the first verse is ravishing especially as they return to the theme right beforehand.
Then JUST feedback from there on in. N
1969 and 1972 Dark Star's don't provide the same level of total fulfillment that this and 5/15 do.
1970 is when Jerry connects in a big way. The end of the psychedelic era is right here.

The glass is most definitely half full with this recording. Put this on your stereo before listening. Dark Star is most appreciable within the context of 1970 audience tape....
This is the best recording from the Capitol 1970 of the seven shows.
Reviewer: jerrygarciafan - - July 10, 2013
Subject: mighty acoustic set!
Set 1 alone is enough! Quality of this recording deserves 5 stars in my opinion. Nothing but love to those who recorded, the Dead, and NRPS. Brilliant acoustic set. Have a Grateful day...
Reviewer: njpg - - May 24, 2013
Subject: Excellent!
Great mix of old & new stuff. Can't say I'm a big new riders fan, but they didn't suck on this night. Beautiful jam at end of dead's set.

I feel compelled, after a few months of listening to this at work, to add to this review and say what a truly beautiful mix/recording/show this is. Even my boss, who hates the GD, heard the New Orleans/Searchin' and was like, "Hey, this is great! Who is this?" At once warm and clear, it goes beyond music and into pure sound-art: even the tape noise and slight distorted peaks here and there sound weirdly appropriate and euphonic. Easily one of my 3 favorite Dead recordings ever.
Reviewer: grateful greensky - - February 5, 2011
Subject: the lucky ones
WOW to be one who was in the house surly was, the performance and interaction between band /bandmates and crowd is beyond what many get witness.kudos to ken,judy and all involved to get this magical gem to all who need it!peace to all
Reviewer: gretchen55 - - January 31, 2011
Subject: Amazing to hear this again!
Someone told me about this website a year ago and I finally got around to checking it out. I used to be quite a deadhead in my youth and this particular show was the BEST ever. It is truly amazing to hear it again!!! Some recordings are better than others- the second one really gets the start of "Morning Dew" that blew me away so much back then. Thanks! An excellent use of the Internet.
Reviewer: whitelightning66 - - April 3, 2010
Subject: Astonishing Show!
Wow! Everything is here. The crowd, the band opening up huge ground, so much musical character lives up to any classic Pigpen show! I give this show five stars and put it in there with my other favorites from this era! This band is beyond description and I'm both amazed and reassured this all went down way back when!
Reviewer: bartfarb - - February 6, 2010
Subject: sounds like
new riders to me. painfully good show though, just playing, no jive. relaxed.
Reviewer: jjoops - - January 20, 2010
Subject: wow
WOW, Ken ... that is very, very exciting!

Thousands of people have grabbed this particular recording here and elsewhere. There would be so much enthusiasm for more ... thank you for sharing!
Reviewer: Ken Lee NYC - - December 21, 2009
Subject: Glad to have been there.
So great to hear music from places we couldn't go.
Glad to hear the our taper descendants are still carrying the torch,(and mikes, media, batteries).
When Judy and I realized how much MAGIC was going down every night, only to evaporate as our ears stopped ringing, we made the decision to record these otherworldly experiences as best we could.
So we began at the end of the 60s and caught what we could for posterity, never dreaming of the web and all the people that would end up listening to our work for, well, forever, I hope. We're still out there, going to shows and keeping the light glowing. "Unable to walk, I will crawl, crawl, crawl..." Well, with a broken back, I'm not shaking my bones the way I could, but I'm still smiling.
Reviewer: scum beat - - November 7, 2009
Subject: keep on truckin
this show just goes and goes and goes and goes. never a dull moment. Great accoustic set -- I loved "Searchin" -- they were funky white boys.

thanks archive!
Reviewer: kboyxxx - - May 13, 2009
Subject: Good Ol,,,,,,,,
What a show. Did not know it was Pigs last Operator. This reminds me of the way shows were and how one had to pace them. If I could travel back this would be one of the stops. Just to walk out after the show in the early AM and know that things had indeed changed. You just witnessed some magic that only you can carry.
Reviewer: SkyDawg - - May 2, 2009
Subject: Happy And Humbled
I am happy and humbled to write a review of this show. Happy because of the greatness of the show and recording and humbled by the sheer power and genius of the band when they were really "on" and had all night long to reach out and interact with their audience. This is one of the greatest Grateful Dead concerts I have ever listened to and easily (in my mind at least) a top 5 show on my personal list of favorites ever performed by the Grateful Dead.
This audience recording is warm and balanced with lots of funny audience interaction. The show contains many rarities like My Babe, Mystery Train, New Orleans and Searchin'.
An all time version of Morning Dew kicks off the second set and an incredible version of Its All Over Now Baby Blue is played. The level of playing is beyond the pale. Its a long show, but you NEED to hear at least the Dark Star>Main Ten>Dancing In The Street followed by NFA>GDTRFB>NFA>Good Lovin'>Drums>Good Lovin'.
Truly one of their finest hours ever.
Reviewer: eternally grateful - - April 22, 2009
Subject: Awesome!
I totally agree with the other reviews posted so far! This has to be the Dead show I have most enjoyed listening to ever! The instrumentals are consistently hot and tight from start to end and the vocals vibrant and soulful and the recording quality is outstanding too! There is also a level of interaction with the crowd that I unfortunately never experienced during any of the 20 to 30 shows I attended starting in 1978.
Reviewer: Grateful Wailer - - March 21, 2009
Subject: Wow
Amazing...simply amazing
Reviewer: jbtfan12 - - March 15, 2009
Subject: thank you so much!
thank you guys so much for this incredible show. it burns like few dead shows before or after it. the recording is pure gold and the audience vibes are even better. this is a golden show. prime dead. i apologize for the loss of your friend. i'm sure he was a great dude.
Reviewer: magicastles - - August 27, 2008
Subject: Marty loses to Ken Lee
Man! This aud is a lot better. Okay so I've kinda thought that I've heard all there is to hear, known all there is to know about 70s Dead, right? Wrong! The setlist caught my attention first, ??Mystery Train>My Girl???New Orleans>Searchin??? God Damn I've have never heard Bob Weir sound as Rad as he does here in New Orleans, why didn't he never play this song again? The crowd is just getting down, and the Dead sound more like '66 garage rock then they ever have before. The PigPen cover of Searchin is just as fun. Download just for that alone!!But wait! NRPS are rad too!!! I listened to Superman three times in a row, what a gem, Garcia on Pedal Steel. But Wait!! The Dark Star is Amazing and Beautiful too, the stoned feedback is serene, and quiet and empty, the crowd is silent, until a rubber duck quacks and everyone giggles. I obviously wish I was there. One of the best aud of lost era, my new personal favorite year. Bob Weir is crazy, and I really love his guitar playing, what a show.
Reviewer: cheeseedgar - - July 21, 2008
Subject: unbelivable
I can't say thank you enough, what a fantastic show will be treasured by myself and my children forever
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